Stray Kids 'Oddinary' debuts at #1 on Billboard 200, fans say, 'Slay kids'

JYP Entertainment’s eight-member boy group Stray Kids is now the third K-pop group to debut at Number 1 on US Billboard’s main chart - Billboard 200


                            Stray Kids 'Oddinary' debuts at #1 on Billboard 200, fans say, 'Slay kids'
Stray Kids make their hot debut on Billboard 200 at Number 1 with their mini-album 'Oddinary' (@Stray_Kids/Twitter; Billboard)
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Just as non-fans were speculating a Billboard Number 1 for the JYP Entertainment boy group, Stray Kids delivered. Fraud on Billboard or not, the eight-member boy group has just topped the US Billboard 200 chart as of March 29 for their latest mini-album titled ‘Oddinary’. Stray Kids have had a very successful journey with their latest album as well as their last few comebacks. The boy group's ‘Oddinary’ also debuted at Number 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart with the largest sales week of any album in 2022, selling103,000 copies so far.

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It was reported that Stray Kids’ ‘Oddinary’ was on the verge of becoming the top-selling album from a fourth-gen group initially bested by their own 2021 album ‘Noeasy’. It also comes as no shocker for Stays (fans of Stray Kids) that the boys appeared at Number 1 in 57 regions across the world with ‘Oddinary’, barely a day after its release. The lead single ‘Maniac’ is currently at Number 1 on the K-Pop Radar music video weekly chart as of March 29.

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Stray Kids debut on Billboard 200 at Number 1

Stray Kids are now breaking new international records with ‘Oddinary’. As the album and its title track ‘Maniac’ is doing well on local charts and also on music shows, Stray Kids members are now hailing world domination as they take over International charts like the US Billboard. Stray Kids have now become the fourth boy group after BTS and SuperM to peak at the top on US Billboard's main album chart ‘Billboard 200’. It was reported that Stray Kids topped the Billboard 200 chart for the week of April 2 as released on March 29, making them the second fourth-gen boy group to make their hot debut on Billboard 200 at Number 1.

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Ever since their 2018 debut, the JYP Entertainment boy group has been attracting a lot of attention for their intense performances and their colorful “noise” music. They were ranked on Billboard’s ‘Top 5 K-Pop Artists to Watch in 2018’ while their hit single ‘Back Door’ from their first repackage album was listed in the ‘10 Best Songs of the Year’ list as selected by Time magazine in 2020. On the other hand, members of Stray Kids are on their way to headline their ‘Maniac’ World Tour, starting with their Seoul concert on April 29, followed by 16 other shows over 10 cities, including Kobe, Tokyo in Japan as well as Chicago, Atlanta, and Los Angeles (LA) in the United States among others.

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‘We did it Stays’

Just as any K-pop group would have it, fans are thrilled with Stray Kids’ new chart-topping success as they hail "World Domination" for the eight-member boy group. One fan said, “Stray Kids world domination, one news station at a time.” Another fan said, “STRAY KIDS WORLD DOMINATION.” A third fan said, “Stray Kids' Self-Produced Mini Album' debuts on No. 1 with the best sales of 2022! We did it stays! Stray Kids world domination!!”

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One more fan said, “Stray Kids debuting to BILLBOARD 200 direct to the top, and being the BIGGEST debut for any group... ikr SLAY KIDS.” One fan added, “Slay Kids Domination.”


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